AirBridgeCargo Airlines demonstrates its commitment to the safe transportation of live animals with another ‘first-class’ equine delivery

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the leaders in transportation of live animals by air, has successfully delivered 9 racehorses from Moscow (Russia) to Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on board Boeing 747-8F scheduled flight.

With the horses getting ready for one of the world’s competition, ‘abc care’ dedicated team orchestrated each step of transportation with the well-being of the animals in priority. One of the crucial contributors to successful transportation is the minimization of the waiting period – within warehousing premises, on the apron, before and after loading/offloading. ABC specialists did their best to shorten before-the-flight standard procedures and set the required environmental conditions during the flight.


‘It is a great experience to be flying to another country with your horse being your ‘fellow passenger’, with the possibility to check on the horse during the flight, feed and water it if needed. Air transportation is the most preferable way of journey, as we cover the distance within several hours and my horse does not experience car sickness, as is the case with vehicle transportation. 

After several adaptation days we were able to take part in the completion winning the second place’, - commented Tatyana Kosterina, the horse rider of 11-year-old Diavolessa VA. Her colleague, Evgeniya Davydova, has also highlighted that  ‘with horses being very emotional and sensitive to stressful factors, we were lucky that these waiting periods were minimized and my 14-year-old Awakening demonstrated good results during competition’.


‘Equine transportation stands apart from other animals transportations as we are dealing with precious animals whose well-being and comfort influence sports success. We are honored to be entrusted with the delivery of these horses. Our dedicated ‘abc care’ team with well-set operational processes in place guaranteed safe journey of animals which partially facilitated their sports results’, - highlighted Fedor Novikov, Deputy General Director, Special products and services, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

With the development of new technologies and deployment of sophisticated aircraft capable for creating of favorable transportation conditions such as temperature range, special containers, and ULDs, cargo groom option, air cargo industry is becoming more popular and preferable for transportation of live animals. With the introduction of a live animal’s dedicated team ‘abc care’, AirBridgeCargo has been aligning its product offering to increase the market share in the equine business from various regions of the world.

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